Canada in brief: January 23, 2013

(Graphic by Adele Palmquist).

Lost student information leads to lawsuits

Human Resources Canada is currently facing numerous lawsuits from across the country as a result of its loss of personal data from 583,000 Canada Student Loans users between 2000 and 2006.

The information, which included names, birthdates, loan balances and social insurance numbers, was lost when a portable hard drive went missing in November, 2012. The public was alerted on Jan. 11.

Man hoards stolen artifacts

More than 800 allegedly stolen artifacts, including rare books, orginial documents and works of art, were discovered by police at the Nova Scotia home of John Mark Tillman.

Tillman has been charged with possession of antiques taken from the Nova Scotia legislature and archives, in addition to local Halifax universities.

–Compiled by Lindsay Purchase

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